Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

Wine Valley Trails
Wine Valley Horse Trails does exactly what it says on the tin; offers rides through the wine valley. Don't drink and ride!
White Shark Projects
White Shark Projects offers the kind of up-close-and-personal dives that would have most of us wetting our trunks; once-in-a lifetime opportunities to see this misunderstood creatures in their stunning habitat.
Waterfront Boat Co.
Sunset cruise along the coast with the Waterfront Boat Company. Suitably chilled sundowner in-hand, of course.
Virgin Active Point
Sweat it out alongside Cape Town's most taut and toned at Virgin Active Point.
Venture Forth
Do as this company says and Venture Forth to experience a range of adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities, including climbing, abseiling and canyoneering.
The Twelve Apostles
There's a touch of old-school luxury at this spa resort.
The Origin Psytrance Festival, Cape Town
Cape Town's annual Origin Psytrance Festival celebrates psychedelic music and dancing marathons. Think you can keep up?
St. James
The tidal pool is the best bit about St James and is a refreshing - if not slightly bracing - way to start any day.
Splash Rentals
Make a splash with Splash Rentals and hire one of its luxurious vessels for the day.
Smitswinkelbaai
It may be something of a slog to get to but Smitswinkelbaai is worth every ache and pain.
Sleepy Hollow
Enjoy a spot of horseriding at the foot of Chapman's Peak with Sleepy Hollow. Headless horseman not included.
Skydive Cape Town
While throwing yourself out of a plane might not sound like everyone's idea of a day out, Skydive Cape Town is at-hand for true adrenaline junkies.
Simon’s Town Boats
Dolphins, whales and even great white sharks can be spotted with Simon's Town Boat Company. Be sure to keep your flailing limbs inside the vehicle at all times.
Sea Point Pavilion
Sea Point Pavilion is an Olympic-sized seawater swimming pool that's extremely popular with families. Chlorine is overrated anyway.
Scarborough
Scarborough beach is home to pristine white sand and one of the quietest villages on the Peninsula.
Sanctuary Spa
Styled to mimic an underground cave, Sanctuary Spa receives mixed reactions thanks to its choice of aesthetics; that said, treatments are to-die-for.
SA Motorcycle Tours
Specialising in BMW bikes, SA Motorcycle Tours will send you speeding around in style.
Royal Cape Yacht Club
The Royal Cape Yacht Club is home to the country's America's Cup Team and a playground of the rich, famous and downright fabulous. Worth a visit just to gawk at the glorious yachts on display.
Royal Cape
The South Africa Open is often played out here, so you know you'll be in good company in the clubhouse after a round or two on the green.
Real Cape Adventures
Looking for an ocean adventure? With a wide variety of sea-kayaking tours, Real Cape Adventures will take you there. 
Pro Divers
Pro Divers offers professional diving instruction that will have you in the deep blue sea in no time. Check out their specialised courses and wreck diving (for those with a little more experience).
Platboom
Beautiful white sand dunes don't characterise beaches often but that's exactly what Platboom is famous for.
Pearl Valley Golf Estates
Pearl Valley Golf
As one of South Africa's most prestigious golf courses, Pearl Valley is the place to tee off in style.
One&Only Spa
You can bet your bottom Rand that a spa with One&Only in the name is going to be good - and this outpost exceeds expectations.
Newlands Rugby Stadium
Newlands Rugby Stadium is the second-oldest of its kind in the world, and has been host to a number of international games during its time.
Newlands Cricket Ground
Newlands Cricket Ground is one of the most beautiful cricket stadiums in the world; stop, stare or spectate.
NAC Makana Aviation
Get a different perspective on things by chartering a flight from NAC Makana Aviation.
Muizenberg
Gentle waves and picture postcard beach hunts mean that Muizenberg is magnet for families and children.
Milnerton Golf Club
Links courses are few and far between in Cape Town; in fact, there's only one and it's here in the fabulous form of Milnerton Golf Club.
Long Street Baths
Despite somewhat shoddy changing rooms, Long Street Baths offers swimming pools and Turkish baths that more than make up for any shortcomings.
Long Beach/Noordhoek
Long Beach/Noordhoek attracts both surfers and horseriders thanks to its powderdy white sand.
Llandudno & Sandy Bay
Llandudno and Sandy Bay both boast beautiful white sand; the latter is an unofficial nudist beach too meaning those who want to whip off their shorts and hang free can.
Librisa Spa
Librisa Spa eases away the stresses and strains of everyday life with beautifully decked out treatment rooms, while a children's spa menu is at-hand for stressed-out kids.
Labia
Labia is home to South Africa's oldest-surviving cinema and comes complete with old world-style surroundings. Alcohol can still be bought to take in with you too, which is always nice.
La Dolce Vita Biking
La Dolce Vita Biking offers scooter rentals to those who wish to explore the city on two wheels.
Kaskazi Kayak
Kaskazi Kayak offers guided tours along the Seaboard with two-hour trips or longer.
Jiva Grande Spa
Jiva Grande Spa Great is famed for bringing Ayurvedic treatments to the Cape, providing a calm, traquil space within the hustle and bustle of the city.
Huey Helicopter Co.
Back in 'Nam, they flew in Huey helicopters, and now you can too with this innovative helicopter company.
Hout Bay
No swimming! At least not if you want to remain unchomped by a Great White. Still this beach is home to some picture postcard scenery and a slew of good waterfront restaurants and bars.

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